2 generations of legendary surf filmmakers came together over the past 3 years, traveling to 5 continents with a mission to memorialize 16 adventures of over 40 surfers. Now, "Step Into Liquid" will roll into more than 50 cities on 75 screens and share both stunning and intimate moments that are symbols of surfing's contentious 200 year history.
Numbers aside, while once thought of as a limited-interest sports documentary, "Step Into Liquid" has now accumulated press clippings, a festival award, and critical praise usually reserved for larger budget, fictional releases. Some of the publications that have provided positive coverage of the film include:
NY Times, The New Yorker, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The LA Times (Calendar cover), LA Weekly, Santa Barbara Independent (cover), People Magazine, Men's Journal, Rolling Stone, ESPN theMag, San Diego Union Tribune (Calendar cover), Philadelphia Enquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, IndieWire, Entertainment Weekly, LA Daily News, Interview Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Surfing Magazine, The Surfers Path, The Surfers Journal and more.
Televised coverage has included:
"CBS Evening News with Dan Rather," "Dateline," "Fuel TV," "Extra, " E!, The Sundance Channel, Fox's "54321," "Planet X" and a variety of regional affiliate outlets such as FOX, WB and CBS.
In addition to award-caliber filmmaking and cinematography, the interest in the press has been largely garnered by New Visual's distribution partner Artisan Entertainment. Most often remembered for the platform-style release of "The Blair Witch Project," Artisan has once again adopted a limited release strategy. Artisan has recently increased the number of American cities that will show the film from 35 to 50, and could kick distribution into an even higher gear following this weekend's box office results.
For play dates and theater locations in your area, please check the film's website at www.stepintoliquid.com.
About "Step Into Liquid"
By using up-to-the-minute technology, sharp editing and awards-caliber cinematography to present extraordinary subjects in mind-boggling locations, "Step Into Liquid" embraces and celebrates the global surfing culture while managing to also deliver moments of real intimacy. The film takes viewers from the truly terrifying monstrous waves of Oahu's North Shore to the Texas waters of the Gulf of Mexico (where waves are created by massive oil supertankers) to the shores of Ireland and Rapa Nui. Along the way, viewers discover unforgettable human stories, from a man who's surfed every single day for the last 27 years to a young, inspirational surfer just getting back in the water in spite of a surfing accident that's left him paralyzed from the neck down. A true audience-pleaser, "Step Into Liquid" is at once profoundly moving and profoundly entertaining. For more information and release dates and venues: www.steptintoliquid.com, or www.artisanent.com.
About New Visual Corporation
New Visual Corporation is pioneering the development of a proprietary broadband transmission technology with the mission to utilize existing copper telecommunications infrastructure to deliver video, voice and data at unprecedented transfer rates. Through its NV Technology, Inc. subsidiary, New Visual is developing technology that will allow the bundling of voice, video and data over existing copper telephone wires, potentially eliminating the need for fiber optic cable to the home or office. For more information on the Company, please visit www.newvisual.com.
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